Feb 152012
 

Via:  www.montrealgazette.com/news/Bill+provokes+privacy+fears/6142986/story.html

and arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/canadian-government-proposes-warrantless-internet-spying-bill.ars?comments=1#comments-bar

 

Warrant requirements have been relaxed, telco tracking of web, phone will be allowed for a year, up from a 60-day.

Gather to protest and expect all phone data to be found and tracked.  From that data web behaviours can be logged.

Also see “Canada and Bill C-52, isp subscriber info with no warrant”
www.whowouldbenefit.com/?p=2984

 

 

 

Jan 112012
 

Via:  paidcontent.org/article/419-newsright-launches-with-29-publishers-not-a-litigation-shop/

 

 

The founding members of NewsRight are listed at paidcontent.org/article/419-newsright-launches-with-29-publishers-not-a-litigation-shop/

They cover 841 sites.

 

Apr 302011
 

Via:  crave.cnet.co.uk

 

Great comment ‘”Anonymous” GPS traces that start and/or end with your home every day are not anonymous.”

Also see  yro.slashdot.org/story/11/04/28/1719247/GPS-Maker-TomTom-Submits-Your-Speed-Data-To-Police

Apr 212011
 

Via:  news.cnet.com

http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/04/apple-location-tracking.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20055700-17.html

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/iphone-tracks/

guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/20/iphone-tracking-prompts-privacy-fears

arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/04/how-apple-tracks-your-location-without-your-consent-and-why-it-matters.ars

 

Minnesota Senator Al Franken sent a two-page letter sent to Apple CEO Steve Jobs with questions about the storage of location data.

ibtimes.com/articles/136901/20110421/senator-al-franken-letter-steve-jobs-apple-iphone-ipad-location-tracking.htm

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20056344-281.html has details on the DHS scanning of electronic devices at US borders

and Rep. Ed Markey (D, Massachusetts) also sent a letter:

http://markey.house.gov/docs/apple_ios_letter_04.21.11.pdf

 

Some comments from Australia

www.zdnet.com.au/cops-say-iphone-spy-logs-are-useful-339313673.htm

and recall www.zdnet.com.au/dsd-tests-apple-ios-for-national-security-339310133.htm

Jan 302011
 

Via:  nytimes.com

Representative Darrell Issa talks of a way to promote transparency: a request for the names of hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, business executives, journalists and others who have requested copies of federal government documents in recent years.”

““Our interest is not in the private citizens who make the requests,” said Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for Mr. Issa.”

Jan 292011
 

Via bbc.co.uk

“Intelligence agencies should track social networking sites more closely”, the UK’s top civil servant has said.

Sir Gus O’Donnell told the Iraq inquiry that events in Egypt, showed the value of “open source” intelligence as a barometer of opinion.

Under a review of government intelligence “machinery” due by the summer, he said.  But he said any information gathered must, above all, be “reliable”.”

“There was a “massive amount” of information that was freely available, Sir Gus stressed, and the government’s listening post GCHQ had an important role to play in “bringing this all together”.”